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Poster: Donnie L. Date: Aug 8, 2008 8:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some incomplete shows

Evidently, Bear does probably have some cassettes , how good they are in quality I don't know...I remember somebody back in the early 90's complained about why Bear was holding onto alot of stuff and then there was mysterious release of some rare shows from 68 - 72...I think Bear did push the band alot and that's all not too bad in the grand scheme but I don't know his personality and how others took it....I find him a enigma of the highest degree...he is very fascinating

Donnie L.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 9, 2008 12:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some incomplete shows

I hope Bear's stash of recordings see the light of day sometime. He not only recorded the Dead's sets, but also the other bands on whatever show the Grateful Dead played when he mixed the sound.
A recent example are the Avalon Ballroom recordings from April '69 of the Flying Burrito Brothers sets that came out on CD last year.Gram Parsons fans were ecstatic over the great quality recording Bear came up with. They were shocked that these recordings came from the Grateful Dead's vault! They had no idea they even existed!
We take for granted sometimes what a great job of recording Owsley did back in the day. You listen to "bootlegs" of other bands from this era, and how ragged the recordings are much of the time and find a deeper appreciation for what a great job the Grateful Dead's recordists did. Not only Owsley, but Bob Matthews, Betty Cantor-Jackson, Dan Healy, Kidd Candelario and all the rest.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2008-08-09 07:41:47

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Poster: barongsong Date: Aug 9, 2008 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some incomplete shows

Yea and we're listening to all of them here Down under muahahahaha.